Ayesha Takia, who is making a comeback with director Nagesh Kuknoor’s film, Mod, says the break, post her marriage was a practical step towards a secured future.
After marrying restaurateur Farhan Azmi in 2009, Ayesha got involved in his business. Salman-starrer super-hit, Wanted, was her last release. “I really took time to understand the restaurant business. I took the break because I needed to look at the things from an outsider’s perspective.”
The actor says that her love for acting inspired her to make a come-back. “For me, it’s all about the craft and I enjoy it thoroughly. So, if I don’t sign anything that genuinely excites me, I lose interest right there. I was fortunate that Nagesh came to me with Mod,” says Ayesha, who made her debut with Taarzan: The Wonder Car in 2004.
The 25-year-old, who earned critical acclaim for her performance in Kukunoor’s Dor, is all praise for the director. “Nagesh is brings out the best in me. He gave me a dream role in Dor,” says the actor, adding, “After Dor, I didn’t think it was possible to do such a role again, but Mod is the best film for me to do after a long wait,” said Ayesha. Set in a hill station, Mod is a love story.
In the film, she has been paired with MTV VJ Rannvijay. Ayesha is in awe of the character she essays in the film. “The character I play is amazing. She is matured, independent. She has this clock store and she meets Raanvijay, and falls in love with him.” The film is slated for a September 30 release.